The pilot project is Dublin city centre’s north retail and residential quarter, within the area bounded by the Liffey Quays to the south, Capel Street to the west, Parnell Street to the north and O’Connell Street to the east.
Dublin Town is Dublin City’s Business Improvement District (BID), a collective of 2,500 businesses in the city centre – north and south. In 2016, Dublin Town undertook research to establish why Dublin city’s south side exited recession sooner than the north side. The findings – lack of connectivity and permeability, poor public realm, perceptions of safety and general lack of awareness of what the area offered – led Dublin Town to initiate a programme to boost the northern quarter, called ‘Dublin One’. After discussions with City Architects, Dublin Town applied in September 2016 to develop the programme through the Framework pilot project.
A diverse community stakeholder group was established in November 2016 representing residents, cultural organisations, public transport providers, key Dublin City Council departments, Gardai and local businesses. The project brief has expanded significantly to reflect the diverse concerns of this group.
An American Institute of Architects team of 7 experts will hold a design workshop on 10th – 13th March 2017. The workshop will include
- A public event on 10th March 2017 at 6pm in The Gresham Hotel Dublin 1 to kick-start the workshop. All Welcome! Register here.
- A closing public event on 13th March 2017 at 6pm in The Gresham Hotel Dublin 1 to present the workshop recommendations. All Welcome!